When people are throwing around the term ‘Oscar nominee,’ what’s the first thing you think of? I bet you’re thinking that the person or film they’re describing has to be amazing right? I mean everything that’s won anything at the Oscars, is going to be the best film for that category, for that year, right?
You’re kinda right. The Academy Awards have a lot of different categories, and a lot of them honour the most talented people that have worked on the film from a technical perspective. So you can have a film that wasn’t beloved by critics or audiences, but they had an amazing person doing their editing, their sound or their special effects. It’s just how the chips fall.
It’s a shame that such good work was done on a film that not a lot of people liked, but hey, maybe now that you know, go watch these out of respect for those snubbed talents.